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Events planned for Native American celebration

October 27, 2021

Storytelling, a food tasting, and a presentation about traditions will highlight Delta College’s Native American Heritage Month throughout the month of November.

The events, free and open the public, will take place in conjunction with National Native American Heritage Month, a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. The month is a time to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native people.

Native Storytelling with Thirza Defoe – November 1 – Noon: Watch Thirza Defoe, a performer from the Ojibwe and Oneida tribes of Wisconsin, present Native American storytelling. Join on Zoom at  

Celebrate Contemporary Native Americans – November 9 – 11am: Learn about contemporary Native Americans at a special showcase in the Lower West Student Lounge on the main campus and in the student lounges at the Downtown Midland and Downtown Saginaw centers.

Native American Food Tasting – November 17 – 11:30am: Help Delta College celebrate Native American Heritage Month by sampling historically Native American foods in the Lower West Student Lounge on the main campus.  

Celebrate Influential Native American Leaders – November 18 – 11am: Learn about several influential Native American leaders and their impact on Native American culture and traditions. The display will be located in the Lower West Student Lounge and at the Downtown Midland and Downtown Saginaw centers. 

Native American Rituals and Ceremonies – November 24 – Noon: Learn about the many historical Native American rituals and ceremonies during a special virtual presentation. Join on Zoom at

For more information, contact Alison Ginter in the Student and Civic Engagement Office at

Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.